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Practs of Violence in Ola Rotimi’s OurHusband has gone Mad Again


Existing literature on Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband has gone mad again reveals that the study of the text has been largely focused on the literary rather than linguistic analysis. This paper therefore focuses on the study of the practs of violence in participants’ interaction in the text. The study revealed that there are two types of violence in the text: matrimonial and political. Participants hinge on the cognitive, Sociocultural, situational and linguistic common grounds to pract rebuking, boasting, regretting, deceiving, revolting and attacking. Besides, dysphemisms in the text are used as the linguistic toolof ridiculing the protagonist The play sanitises corruption polygamous life of political actors in independent African nations.

Keywords: Corruption, Politics, Polygamy, betrayal of trust, violence

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